Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownies

Rich, decadent dark chocolate peanut butter brownies – a delicious gluten-free treat worthy of Bradley Cooper’s praise.

Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownies (gluten free!) | www.theroastedroot.net

7 Signs You’re Eating too Much Chocolate:

  1. Enough Said. 
  2. You wake up wondering why your belly is aching and upon finding chocolate wrapper evidence still sitting on your counter, you’re all: “it must be the cauliflower I ate last night.”
  3. You notice melted chocolate on your chest. It got there because you were eating chocolate…off of your chest.
  4. Your trail mix is chocolate-less. Because you ate all the chocolate out of it. And now you’re left with nuts and raisins. Boring!
  5. You refer to chocolate by its percentage of cacao. “Would you like some 86%?” “I’m not a huge fan of the 60, but the 72 is divine, try it!” “I haven’t had anything less than 50 since I was a tween” < – – – you should definitely use this one in the proper context.
  6. You google the words, “side effects of eating too much chocolate,” expecting to get a less-than-obvious answer.
  7. There is something in your life known as a Chocolate Budget. It refers to the amount of money you’re allowed to spend on chocolate each month.

Do you remember when I told you the 7 signs you are eating too much peanut butter?  After that episode, I took a 2-month-long peanut butter hiatus. Which I broke with these brownies. I broke it hard.

The phrase, “Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownies,” is hypnotic to me. In a way that makes me lose my words. I always have words. But not here and now. Not when chocolate, peanut butter, and brownie are in the room. That’s like sitting Bradley Cooper in a chair next to me. Why would you do that? Why, Bradley, why??

This recipe is actually not new to you at all! I made it two years ago and felt an urge with the power of a freight train to re-make it when Kare at Oh My Veggies included it with her 15 Healthy Desserts for Valentine’s Day last week. Were the brownies as awesome as I remembered them? I had to know. So I made them on my lunch break, no joke. And awesome they were.

So in honor Valentine’s Day approaching coupled with the fact that in all reality, you can never eat too much peanut butter, chocolate, or brownie, you should make these. We’ll call them Bradley Cooper Brownies. Done!

Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownies (gluten free!) | www.theroastedroot.net

Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownies (gluten free)

Prep Time: 12 minutes
Cook Time: 18 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Author: Julia
* For this to truly be gluten free, use oat flour that came from gluten-free rolled oats - or grind your own flour from gf oats



  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and lightly oil a 9 x 13" baking pan.
  2. In a small saucepan, gently heat coconut oil, coconut milk, agave, vanilla extract, peanut butter and cocoa powder on a medium-low heat setting. The mixture will be very thick, so it will take a bit of muscle to mix it all together. Don’t allow the mixture to get very hot because you’ll be adding eggs to it. Remove the saucepan from the burner as soon as the ingredients are combined. Add the eggs, and whisk together until all ingredients are well incorporated.
  3. In a mixing bowl, add the oat flour, chocolate chips, baking powder and salt and stir together. Pour in the chocolate/peanut butter mixture and mix until completely smooth.
  4. Pour the Bradley Cooper Brownie batter into the baking pan and spread it evenly. Bake for 18 to 22 minutes or until brownies test clean.


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  1. Joanne

    My question is, is there really such a thing as “too much” chocolate or “too much” peanut butter? I just can’t justify such a concept to myself.

    In love with these. By the way.

  2. Sharon

    The chocolate-less trail mix? I can relate … my fella doesn’t even know trail mix *has* chocolate. 😉 I think to make it up to him I should bake these brownies! They look awesome.

  3. DessertForTwo

    You made me laugh out loud at the ‘enjoy things over 50’ comment! I think if you’re experiencing any side effects from chocolate, it’s actually just your body singing because it’s so happy with all the antioxidants in chocolate. No? Eat some more and see if it changes 😉

  4. Kate

    You’re killing me with this combo! I just made brownies and decided to swear them off for a bit because they are DANGEROUS…but um. I may have to break that little promise to myself and make these pronto.

  5. Monet

    Haha. Chocolate budget. I can relate! We spent so much money on chocolate when we were in Paris. I don’t even want to tell you the number! These brownies look so good, my friend! Will be making a batch soon!

  6. Julie

    Dark chocolate. Peanut butter. Dark chocolate and peanut butter together forever. Yes, please and thank you. If you could bring these over on Friday, I’ll give you a piece of pie, k?

  7. Christine

    These look good. I was wondering what would be a good subsitute for the agave? Maybe honey or maple syrup?

  8. Laura

    Oh wow these were DELICIOUS! And my picky hubby loved them too! I used canned coconut milk… Do you know if you can use the one in the carton or is canned the way to go? Thank you SO much for sharing this recipe!


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